Stavreva elected to MLA Forum on Women’s and Gender Studies

Kirilka Stavreva, Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professor of English, was elected to the executive committee of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Forum on Women’s and Gender Studies.

Katy Stavreva Portrait
Professor of English Kirilka Stavreva

Founded in 1883, the MLA has worked for more than a century to strengthen the study and teaching of languages and literatures. MLA forums—formerly divisions and discussion groups—encompass the scholarly and professional concerns of the association, promoting scholarly and professional activities within their areas. Each forum is governed by an elected executive committee whose five members serve terms of five convention years. Stavreva’s term of service will start in January 2018.

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Stavreva completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Iowa, and after a brief detour for a post-doctoral position at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., put down academic roots in Iowa. She has taught at Cornell since 2001.